MEPs dangerously pushing legislation out of public view and hampering transparency

Published Dec 13, 2016

PaulNuttall1_(1).jpgResponding to the passing of the Corbett Report in the European Parliament today in Strasbourg, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said: “This is an explosively dangerous move by the big groups in the European Parliament because it reduces the public visibility of important legislative votes and transfers huge amounts of decision-making power to behind closed doors.

"Though on the surface, a technical report, it will mean that more and more legislation will be fast-tracked without proper public deliberation onto so-called Trilogue meetings of the Commission, Council and Parliament.

"There will be less votes in public view, and smaller political groups, most of which are Eurosceptic, will have less ability to make amendments to the laws that impact on peoples’ lives. Eurosceptic groups will thus be denied an even playing field and a fair book of rules. This shows Federalist contempt for the electorates of Europe."

The report on the general revision of Parliament's Rules of Procedure can be found here.

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